Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Classic Vehicle Coachbuilding) APH CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION LTD

A unique opportunity to become a Coachbuilding Heritage Engineering Apprentice, working for a small family run business with over 30 years of experience. The successful applicant will assist with the repair, restoration and preservation of classic vehicles by all marques, in particular British classics such as Jaguar, MG and Triumph.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Applicants age, experience and qualifications vary. Therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding with the use of cutting-edge technology. Apprentices will be taught about:

  • The history and development of materials and vehicle construction
  • Hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development and welding
  • Fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking and stretching
  • Wheeling, making bucks, removal and replacement of components

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The ‘Heritage Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Coachbuilding Academy based at ‘Brooklands Museum’ in Surrey
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • Delivered over 36 months on a block release basis, you will attend your academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the remaining 80% of the time you will be working with your employer
  • If required, your employer will cover the Accommodation and travel costs

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On completion of the Programme, you will be qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician
  • Employment with APH Classic Car Restoration Ltd after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but highly likely, subject to performance and a position being available
  • The classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that HSA work with are world-class
  • Prospects for progression range from specialist technical roles to management positions and international work opportunities

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grades 4 to 9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping, and personal presentation will all be considered throughout the interview process.

About the employer

Based in rural North Dorset, APH Classic Cars Ltd are a small family run business specialising in all aspects of classic car restoration, with 30 years of experience, predominantly on British marques, such as Jaguar, MG and Triumph. Focusing on quality workmanship using traditional working methods to produce the highest level of customer satisfaction. The workshop is fully equipped and can carry out work from basic maintenance to the most comprehensive of restorations on all post war vehicles.







DT10 1LF

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Training provider



Kyra Hill


07920 038050

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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